2 Long-Term Special Activities Instructors; Roanoke Island in North Carolina

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, DNCR
Dare County, NC
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$13.00 per hour
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Last Date to Apply
These two seasonal positions are slated to be filled for the approximate duration of February through October 2023. Special Activities at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island are hands-on programs with small groups of participants, ranging in duration from one to several hours at a time. Such programs include but are not limited to: children’s summer camps (one-day and week-long, non-residential), kayaking programs, stand-up paddle boarding, crabbing and fishing, marine animal programs, behind-the-scenes tours, toddler programs, birthday parties, overnight programs, dissection labs, beach ecology trips, and salt marsh field trips. Special Activities Instructors will lead these programs independently and co-lead summer camps. Instructors will work with permanent staff, interns, and occasionally volunteers, and are expected to uphold and encourage a positive and supportive work environment. All staff are required to follow DNCR guidelines regarding Covid-19 safety measures. Applicants should be articulate, be enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic, be able to work well within a team, and be able to adapt to a rigorous and flexible schedule. Essential Daily Responsibilities: • Co-lead daily summer camps, Monday-Friday • Independently conduct programs • Handle live animals while interpreting for programs • Drive a fifteen-passenger van for summer camp shuttle and field trips • Assist with interpretation in the Sea Senses touch pools gallery • Assist with staffing discovery carts and learning stations in public galleries • Other duties as assigned by the Education Curator or permanent Educators
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Candidates should be able to show through their record of work, education, and/or volunteer experience, and/or demonstrate in their interview the following: • Customer service experience • Experience presenting programs in either a formal setting or in an informal setting such as a camp, zoo, aquarium, museum, environmental education facility or other community organization • Experience working with school-aged children • CPR & First Aid certification (CPR/First Aid Certification must be obtained within the first month of employment, if not already acquired.) • Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain for employment The following skills and/or current certifications are preferred but not required: Lifeguard Certification, kayak/stand-up paddle boarding experience, experience facilitating camps, water safety skills, animal handling experience, a working knowledge of Outer Banks flora and fauna, and completion of at least two years towards a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, or a related field. Weekend, evening, and holiday work required. Occasional travel is required for Aquarium programs. Must meet DNCR Fleet Safety Guidelines and have ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and be able to spend extended periods of time outdoors. If selected for hire, a background check is required and must be completed prior to first day of work. Minimum Education and Experience: High school or General Educational Development (GED) and one year of experience as related to knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. All relevant experience must be included on the PD-107 State application form to receive proper credit. A resume and cover letter may be submitted along with the completed state application but will not take the place of the state application PD-107. A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at https://oshr.nc.gov/nc-state-government-paper-application-employment-pd-107. A cover letter and resume may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form. Applications which do not include the applicant’s signature are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).
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